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'Came to kill': survivor recalls Nigeria protest shooting

Lagos - She hasn't been able to sleep for a week and at first wanted just "to stay hidden".But this survivor of the shooting of peaceful Nigerian protesters at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos last week says she realised that she had to speak out.

What we know about Nigeria protest shooting

Lagos - Authorities in Nigeria's Lagos have begun a judicial inquiry into the shooting of peaceful protesters one week ago that unleashed chaos across Africa's biggest city.

Nigeria launches inquiry into Lagos protest shootings

Lagos - A judicial panel in Nigeria's biggest city Lagos on Tuesday began an inquiry into the shooting of peaceful protesters last week and broader police brutality that had sparked demonstrations and unrest.

Looting sweeps Nigeria as authorities struggle with unrest

Lagos - Nigerian authorities struggled to halt looting across the country on Sunday as crowds defied curfew orders to ransack government warehouses in the latest in a wave of unrest sweeping Africa's most populous nation.

Looters raid Nigeria food warehouse as unrest spreads

Jos - Several thousand people ransacked and looted a government food warehouse in central Nigeria on Saturday in the latest in two weeks of unrest sweeping over Africa's most populous country.

Police patrol Nigeria's Lagos after days of unrest

Lagos - Barricades and police checkpoints dotted the empty streets of Lagos Friday as authorities tried to restore order to Africa's biggest city, under curfew following days of violent unrest.

Police patrol Nigeria's Lagos after days of unrest

Lagos - Barricades and police checkpoints dotted the empty streets of Lagos Friday as authorities tried to return order to Africa's biggest city, under curfew following days of violent unrest.

Police patrol Nigeria's Lagos after president warns protesters

Lagos - Sporadic gunshots were heard in Lagos on Friday as security forces patrolled Nigeria's biggest city after days of unrest following the shooting of protesters that sparked condemnation at home and abroad.

Nigeria president warns protesters as unrest flares

Lagos - Nigeria's president has urged an end to unrest sweeping the country but avoided mentioning the police shooting of unarmed demonstrators that sparked international condemnation and unleashed chaos in Africa's biggest city.

Fresh unrest in Nigeria's Lagos after shooting of protesters

Lagos - Shots rang out and a prison was set ablaze as fresh unrest rocked Nigeria's biggest city Lagos on Thursday after the shooting of protesters that drew international outrage.

Nigeria's Lagos shut down after protest shooting

Lagos - Shops were shuttered and streets empty Thursday as Nigeria's largest city Lagos was locked down under curfew after unrest flared following the shooting of protesters.

Unrest in Lagos after deadly Nigeria protest shooting

Lagos - Buildings were torched in Nigeria's biggest city Lagos on Wednesday as authorities shut down the economic hub, after the shooting of peaceful protesters by security forces caused international outrage.

Nigeria protesters tell of 'terrible' shooting

Lagos - Nothing is left of the party atmosphere that filled the protest ground in the centre of Nigeria's biggest city Lagos -- except for broken glass and graffiti denouncing police violence.

Unrest in Lagos after deadly Nigeria protest shooting

Lagos - Buildings were torched in Nigeria's biggest city Lagos on Wednesday as authorities shut down the economic hub after the shooting of peaceful protesters by security forces caused international outrage.

Nigeria unrest spreads after shooting of protesters

Lagos - Buildings in Nigeria's main city of Lagos were torched on Wednesday and sporadic clashes erupted after the shooting of peaceful protesters by security forces sparked international outrage.

Nigeria unrest spreads after shooting of protesters

Lagos - Buildings in Nigeria's main city of Lagos were torched on Wednesday and sporadic clashes erupted after the shooting of peaceful protesters in which Amnesty International said security forces had killed several people.

Nigeria unrest spreads after shooting of protesters

Lagos - Buildings in Nigeria's main city of Lagos were torched on Wednesday and sporadic clashes erupted after the shooting of peaceful protesters in which Amnesty International said security forces had killed several people.

Nigeria in shock after deadly shooting of protesters

Lagos - Nigerians were in shock on Wednesday after a deadly shooting of peaceful protesters in the biggest city Lagos that Amnesty International blamed on security forces.

Curfew declared in Nigeria's Lagos as protests worsen

Lagos - Authorities declared a 24-hour curfew in Nigeria's economic hub Lagos Tuesday as violence flared in widespread protests that have rocked cities across the country.

Death toll climbs as Nigeria protests spiral

Lagos - Crowds took to the streets again in Nigeria's largest cities on Monday as the death toll rose in snowballing protests sparked by police brutality.

Nigeria's youth finds voice in police brutality protests

Lagos - Protests against police brutality in Nigeria have brought Africa's largest city to a standstill and dominated social media, channelling anger among the frustrated youth that has forced the government to listen.

Nigerians stage fresh protests over police brutality

Lagos - Thousands of Nigerians took to the streets in a string of cities once again Tuesday for fresh protests against police brutality, bringing traffic to a standstill in economic hub Lagos.

Nigeria's Okonjo-Iweala, S. Korea's Yoo in run-off to lead WTO

Geneva - The World Trade Organization is set to have its first female leader after Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea's Yoo Myung-hee made it through Thursday to the final run-off.

Hopes dashed but still dreaming, Nigeria turns 60

Kano - It was just after midnight in Lagos, on a horse-racing track turned square, when Nigeria's new white and green flag was hoisted officially for the first time, replacing Britain's Union Jack.

Nigeria convoy attack death toll rises to 30: sources

Kano - The death toll from a jihadist attack on the convoy of the regional governor in northeast Nigeria has risen to 30, security sources said Saturday.

Africa to be declared polio-free

Lagos - The World Health Organization (WHO) is set to certify on Tuesday that the African continent is free from wild polio, four years after the last cases appeared in northeastern Nigeria.

Jihadists take hundreds hostage in northeast Nigeria town

Kano - Jihadists have taken hundreds of hostages in a northeast Nigerian town where people had just returned after fleeing their homes, locals and militia sources said Wednesday.

Gunmen kill 21 villagers in northern Nigeria: police

Lagos - Gunmen have killed 21 villagers in northern Nigeria's Kaduna state, police said Friday, in the latest deadly violence between ethnic Fulani herders and local farmers over grazing and water rights.

In Nigeria, African researchers blaze a trail in virus fight

- "Strong people don't put others down -- they lift them up."So says the discreet sign at the entrance to one of the most remarkable research facilities in Africa.

Mary Robinson to lead probe into African Development Bank chief

Abidjan - Ireland's former president Mary Robinson will lead a panel to investigate the leader of the African Development Bank (AfDB), accused by whistleblowers of corruption, the bank said.
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